Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Home Quest Part Forty-Two

I made my first away from the children venture. First ever. In thirteen years I've never had a night away from them. So, on Friday I was on a plane to Kona. The best part was seeing Ruth and Corm's progress on their house. It's becoming a home, complete with all their tasteful touches and beautiful work. Soon they will be permanent residents, and I think the relief of being done with all the construction and commuting will make it all worth while to them.

Ruth and Corm in the Big Kitchen.

I was in Kona to see about a house we thought we might call home...the details are tedious (much waffling and debating and going back and forth.) The property is definitely far more of a fixer-upper than we had anticipated. After seeing photos, Geoff agrees that we would be undertaking a major project. We could get in to a place that is ready to go; we call it Wayne's World. It is sufficiently large, and has a view. It is dated, but not offensive. The drawback is that Geoff would miss the opportunity of having a "major project." This is very much a question of mangos or guavas. Both are good fruits, but distinct. This is one of those paragraphs that is not saying enough, and yet saying too much. Bottom line: we don't know what to do.

At the farmer's market in Honokaa: We spent a lot of phone time trying to keep Geoff updated on housing options.

So I came home Monday, happy to see my family and cats. Happy to hear about all their adventures while I was away. Happy to be missed. Happy to know that where ever we end up living we will be together.

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